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Protect Your Business from Floods in New Wilmington, PA

12/1/2022 (Permalink)

flooded computer chair and desk Knowing flood risks and how to protect your business is highly important.

Knowing flood risks and how to protect your business is highly important. Pewtrusts.org states, “Accounting for 99.9 percent of U.S. businesses, the small-business sector is highly vulnerable to floods. The Federal Emergency Management Agency reports that 40 to 60 percent of small businesses never reopen after a disaster, and 90 percent of smaller companies fail within a year unless they can resume operations within five days.” Prevention is key to your business flooding. Knowing whether your New Wilmington business is strong enough to stay open after a flood is an opportunity to take prevention seriously.

Flood Risks to Look Out For in Lawrence County

There are many risks to look out for when preventing a flood in your business. Here are a few flood prevention tips to consider according to DisasterSafety.org: Know your flood zone, learn your Base Flood Elevation, employ dry floodproofing techniques, look into purchasing good flood insurance.

SERVPRO of Mercer and Lawrence Counties are fire and water damage restoration specialists. We are always Here to Help, 24/7. If a fire does occur in your home, give us a call at (724) 704-8939 for immediate assistance or visit our Website!

Does Your Lawrence County Home Have a Drainage Issue?

12/1/2022 (Permalink)

outside drain flooded with leaves Drainage issues are common in certain cities and certain parts of cities. Due to this, you may be aware that you fall into that category.

If you are asking this question, you have probably noticed many things that point to your home having a drainage issue. Drainage issues are common in certain cities and certain parts of cities. Due to this, you may be aware that you fall into that category. SERVPRO of Mercer and Lawrence Counties is going to tell you all the signs you will need to know if your home has a drainage issue.

Signs That Your Home Has a Drainage Issue

Once you identify the signs of water drainage issues in your yard, it is important to divert the water away from your home as best you can. Don’t be alarmed if you learn that your home has these issues! There are ways to improve the situation as well. Here are a few signs that your home has water drainage issues:

  • Overflowing gutters
  • Drifting mulch
  • Pooling water
  • Soggy ground
  • Efflorescence or flaking walls in your basement
  • Basement leaks
  • Mildew odors
  • Mold

Here is what you can do to improve water drainage:

  • Clean your gutters
  • Extend your downspouts
  • Create a rain garden
  • Install a rain barrel
  • Seal the driveway
  • Install a French drain

SERVPRO of Mercer and Lawrence Counties are fire and water damage restoration specialists. We are always Here to Help, 24/7. Give us a call at (724) 704-8939 for immediate assistance or visit our Website!

Commercial Fire and Water Services in Lawrence County

11/30/2022 (Permalink)

servpro employees next to a servpro truck SERVPRO of Mercer and Lawrence Counties has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

Commercial cleaning and restoration present unique challenges. You need a company that provides excellent results while minimizing the disruption to your clients. So, when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of Mercer and Lawrence Counties has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.” We arrive quickly to the scene when a fire or water disaster occurs! The faster we arrive for mitigation, the sooner your school or business can begin functioning again!

Below are some types of buildings that we service:

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

SERVPRO of Mercer and Lawrence Counties are fire and water damage restoration specialists. We are always Here to Help, 24/7. Give us a call at (724) 704-8939 for immediate assistance or visit our Website!

Industry Leading Expertise in Restoration in Ellwood City, PA

11/25/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo on a truck with equipment in front Even though we’re locally owned and operated, we’re part of a network of over 1,700 franchises.

SERVPRO of Mercer and Lawrence Counties is locally owned and operated, but we have a few things that set us apart.

Expertise

We have highly trained restoration technicians in fire, water, and storm damage. We adhere to IICRC Standards to give residents in Ellwood City the best services in the industry.

Resources

Even though we’re locally owned and operated, we’re part of a network of over 1,700 franchises. This gives us the resources to respond to any size disaster. We have Disaster Recovery Teams strategically placed across the country to give us the ability to handle anything in our way.

Industry Leader

We’re trusted across the country in many categories. We were on the front lines with Covid-19 cleaning when we cleaned the White House before the Biden Administration moved in. We were instrumental in cleaning up damage in Texas after their massive winter storm. Whatever the damage, whatever the disaster, SERVPRO is here to help with industry leading quality,

With whatever your needs are in Ellwood City, call SERVPRO of Mercer and Lawrence Counties at (724) 704-8939 or visit our Website to get your home back to preloss condition fast!

3 Fall Gutter Issues in Shenango, PA

11/10/2022 (Permalink)

leaves in gutter When your Shenango home has gutter issues it can result in water damage in your home.

When your Shenango home has gutter issues it can result in water damage in your home. A simple fix with your gutter could save you thousands of dollars in damage. Below are issues in your home that you should look out for:

? Damaged Gutters

? Clogged Gutters

? Clogged Downspouts

How to Tell If Your Gutters Need Fixed

Damaged gutters may have cracked or separated from the fascia or each other due to the weight of winter ice or snow. Clogged gutters are full of pine needles, twigs, leaves and other tree debris that have either fallen from overhanging branches or been washed into the gutters by heavy rains.

SERVPRO of Mercer and Lawrence Counties specializes in fire and water - restoration and cleanup. We understand that if you have experienced a disaster, you need someone you can call on 24/7. Call us at any time, day, or night at (724) 704-8939 or visit our Website. We are always Here to Help!

Thanksgiving Safety for Lawrence County

11/9/2022 (Permalink)

turkey in roasting pan on a gas kitchen stove Be sure to pay close attention to any food on the stove or in the oven on Thanksgiving day!

As we are gearing towards the season with the most home fires, it is important to plan for an unpredicted disaster.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, “Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires with more than three times the daily average for such incidents.”

The leading cause of Thanksgiving fires stems from lack of attention to food on the stove and turkey fryers. The NFPA urges citizens to “Stay in the kitchen and focus on the food you are cooking on the stovetop.”  They also suggest that children stay out of the kitchen in case of fire, hot oil, knives, and hot stoves. Keep your family safe this holiday season.

If you or someone you know experiences a detrimental fire during the holiday season, contact your local SERVPRO of Mercer and Lawrence Counties for disaster relief. Call us at (724) 704-8939 or visit our Website. We too, are homeowners of the area and want to make sure our community is taken care of.

How to Prepare and Recover from a Commercial Fire in Lawrence County

11/7/2022 (Permalink)

notepad that says "preparation is the key" and SERVPRO logo Is your business prepared for a potential disaster? Contact us today about scheduling an ERP!

Just like in our Mercer and Lawrence County homes, fires can be devastating to businesses in the community. SERVPRO of Mercer and Lawrence Counties does not want to see this. That is why we are here with a guide on how to prepare for and ultimately recover from a commercial fire!

Preparation

Before a fire even occurs, you should be monitoring possible fire hazards. If your company works with flammable materials, you should be extra cautious. However, just like in homes, the majority of office fires come from the kitchen, as reported by the NFPA. Be sure to also check your heating and cooling systems as well as electrical outlets. Monitoring these hazards can help to prevent fires in Mercer and Lawrence County businesses.

It is also important to have a Fire Escape Plan ready for your employees. These consist of planning escape routes, knowing where to meet outside, knowing how to contact everyone and emergency services, and more. Make sure to practice your plan frequently!

Recovery

Some disasters cannot be stopped. However, you can have a plan in place for when they do happen. You can do this with a FREE service SERVPRO of Mercer and Lawrence Counties offers called an ERP, or Emergency READY Profile. What is an ERP? Here is what it consists of:

  • No cost assessment of your facility
  • A concise Profile Document that consists of critical information needed during an emergency
  • A guide to help you get back into your facility following a disaster
  • Establishes SERVPRO of Mercer & Lawrence as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider
  • Identifies the line of command to authorize work to be done
  • Provides facility specifications such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas, and more!
     

The ERP will allow SERVPRO of Mercer and Lawrence Counties to get you and your business back on its feet in no time. Call us today at (724) 704-8939 or visit our Website to get an ERP scheduled or to begin getting your company back to business fast!

SERVPRO Winter Checklist in Mercer and Lawrence Counties

10/24/2022 (Permalink)

a checklist with a marker Winter is coming and SERVPRO is here to help!

Winter is coming and SERVPRO is here to help! There’s so much to do around your home in these cool months that it’s hard to remember everything. Taking time to do these simple tasks can keep you and others within your home safe. Follow this checklist here:

  • Clean your gutters out
  • Have sidewalk salt on standby
  • Make sure your generator runs properly
  • Have your chimney cleaned out
  • Order or split your own firewood
  • Make sure smoke and carbon monoxide detectors work properly and batteries are changed
  • Inspect your roof
  • Make sure doors and windows are sealed
  • Winterize your sprinkler systems and pool
  • Check the drainage system around your home
  • Cover or store patio furniture away
  • Run your snowblower before a big storm hits, and keep a shovel on hand

If you experience any disaster during these cold months, call your local SERVPRO at (724) 704-8939 or visit our website. We too, are homeowners of the area and want to make sure our community is taken care of.

Cleaning-up Local Businesses in Lawrence County

10/24/2022 (Permalink)

carpet cleaning SERVPRO of Mercer and Lawrence Counties is the perfect company to call to get your office cleaned.

As Fall is starting to wind down and employees are taking those final vacations, the office may seem a little empty. However, do not worry! This is the perfect time for you to get your office cleaned before winter rolls around. SERVPRO of Mercer and Lawrence Counties is the perfect company to call to get your office cleaned. We are leaders in the general cleaning industry. We offer a variety of commercial cleaning services such as:

  • Air Ducts & HVAC
  • Biohazard - Cleanup from drug usage, bodily spills, etc.
  • Carpet & Upholstery - Deep cleaning for carpet, furniture, drapes, and blinds.
  • Ceilings, Floors, & Walls
  • Odor Removal

SERVPRO of Mercer and Lawrence Counties specializes in fire and water - restoration and cleanup. We understand that if you have experienced a disaster, you need someone you can call on 24/7. Call us at any time, day, or night at (724) 704-8939 or visit our Website. We are always Here to Help!

Fire Safety Tips for Mercer and Lawrence County Residents

10/21/2022 (Permalink)

bonfire Fall is the season of bonfires and cookouts and along with those come new safety tips to keep you, your family, and your home safe.

Believe it or not, fire safety changes with the seasons! Fall is the season of bonfires and cookouts and along with those come new safety tips to keep you, your family, and your home safe. On average, around 10,600 home fires are started each year by grills. 

Bonfire Safety:  

  • Stop, drop, and roll
  • Follow the rules of your town or park
  • Keep gas, lighter fluid, and other flammable materials far away from the fire
  • Check your location before starting a fire to make sure the fire will not spread to a forest
  • Be prepared and know how to put out a fire. Douse it with water or cover it with dirt

Grilling Safety:

  • Propane and charcoal grills should always be used outdoors.
  • The grill should be placed away from overhangs, deck railings, and any low hanging branches.
  • Never pour lighter fluid on a lit grill
  • Always make sure your gas grill lid is open before lighting it
  • Keep children and pets away from the area

If you experience fire damage, need help, or have any questions about the tips above, do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Mercer and Lawrence Counties at (724) 704-8939 or visit our website. We are here to keep our community members safe while having fun.